May 13, 2006
Buffalo, N.Y. - Former Greyhound Gavin Prout was named the 2006 National Lacrosse League Championship Game Most Valuable Player on Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y. Prout, one of two former `Hounds on the Colorado roster, led the Mammoth to their first title in franchise history.
Prout scored four goals and added three assists to lead the Mammoth to the Champion's Cup. Prout scored twice in a second quarter run that put the Mammoth up 7-1, a lead they would not relinquish. Prout's MVP performance was the culmination of an impressive playoff campaign, where he led the league in scoring with 10 goals and 15 assists over three playoff games.
Colorado defeated the Buffalo Bandits by a 16-9 score at HSBC Arena to claim the title. Loyola alum Jamie Hanford, who led the league in face-off percentage, was instrumental in the win.
Prout and Hanford also teamed up to win the Major League Lacrosse outdoor championship with the Baltimore Bayhawks in 2002.